How much longer does Bruce Boudreau have left?
That’ll chief among the questions asked of the Anaheim Ducks this evening, after they dropped a 2-1 decision in St. Louis for their sixth loss in a row, moving them to a ghastly 1-7-2 on the year.
Once again, Anaheim’s lack of offense was the culprit. The club could only manage to put one puck past Jake Allen — Hampus Lindholm scored on the power play early in the second period — and, perhaps most distressingly, the Ducks put just four measly shots on goal in the third period of a game they were desperate to win.
St. Louis, meanwhile, fired 15 on Frederik Andersen in the final frame, and ended up out-shooting Anaheim 34-23.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Colton Parayko scored the goals for the Blues tonight, with Parayko putting forth a tremendous effort. The rookie d-man played over 21 minutes, netted the game-winner and fired a total of nine shots on goal — yeah, nine.
Of course, the focus of tonight’s game won’t be on Parayko or St. Louis. It’ll be all on Anaheim. One really has to wonder how much time Boudreau has left as head coach, especially with a capable replacement — assistant coach Paul MacLean — at the ready, and the team in absolute shambles.
Anaheim’s next game is at home on Sunday against Nashville.
Will Boudreau still be employed by then?